FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries
Volunteers working to preserve and protect the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, & citizen participation at many levels.
Nice incentives!Each year certain communities (more every year!) offer a $250 reimbursement for their residents to build a rain garden to help reduce stormwater runoff! We'll even help you plan it! Participating cities include: Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, and Grove City as well as Franklin County's unincorporated villages and townships. Learn more and request an application on our website!
www.franklinswcd.org/rain-garden-reimbursements ... See MoreSee Less
Another invasive plant that needs removal. ... See MoreSee Less
Great experience. I took a bike ride on the alum creek trail and Inniswood needs some trash cleanup
Happy April. Here's Ohio DNR 1 minute video showing off our State's native plants and flowers. ... See MoreSee Less
In celebration, we should all take an hour or two to remove invasive plants, especially honeysuckle!
Reduce your grass lawn footprint, instead plant native trees, and wildflowers. Add natural green habitat preserves, watershed protection buffers. Please remove invasive species like honeysuckle, garlic mustard, Bradford Callery pear trees, others that crowd out native plants. ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/plants-trees/invasive-plants/invasive-plants
FACT is presently updating our email list; the only e-means outside of this FaceBook Page to communicate directly to you about volunteer events, watershed issues and FACT needs. Please visit www.friendsofalumcreek.org bottom of home page 'Subscribe to Updates' or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org - if you haven't received an email from us this year. We really don't send many emails to to our subscribers, members, supporters, municipalities, businesses, partners. Your contact info is not shared and you may unsubscribe at anytime. Thanks for your help. ... See MoreSee Less
Q. How many Great Blue Herons do you see in the wide picture?
FACT president Dick Lorenz shared this photo of the magnificent birds seen recently in some large trees along the Alum Creek corridor in Westerville. A heron rookery (cluster of nests) is about 1/4 mile upstream from this location.
[For those that need extra help zooming in, a couple zoom/cropped pictures are also included.]
Bonus question: Is there a special term for a group of herons? ... See MoreSee Less
hint: if it's perched on a wire, it's not a heron...
There is usually one on Alum Creek during warm weather in the area between Columbus and Bexley.